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June 27, 2018
annamel

Joined: Jun 18, 2018

Posts: 2

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Skip Emory and Go to Georgia Tech Instead!

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This review is for Emory Goizueta

Program Goizueta Evening MBA

Class of 2020

Experience during the program

Incompetent professors & administration. For such a well known program it seems like everything is stuck together with chewing gum and paperclips.

Our first semester a professor quit at the last moment and they had to shorten the class (a foundational introductory class that was meant to teach us a lot of statistics and other concepts we would NEED for future classes) to half a semester and get a backup professor to teach it. Now our entire class of 2020 basically has a shoddy foundational knowledge base for doing any sort of statistical analytics.

This past semester students were so upset about a class that we took that they demanded refunds of their tuition because we didn't learn anything of value. This was the second class the entire 2020 body was upset about and it is only our second semester!

Also the evening MBA administration and professors are completely unwilling to accommodate your work schedules. This is an EVENING program and they will have "mandatory" events scheduled for 2:00 PM on a Friday. I'm three semesters in and regret not going to Georgia Tech every day.

About professors, classes and curriculum

We have had 2 professors that have been incredible, so it is not all bad, however I am sorely disappointed in the program as a whole. I expected much more.

A silver lining however is that my classmates are for the most part incredibly talented individuals who are also shocked at how this program is mismanaged. I have learned much more from them than I have from *most* of my classes.

About job placement process

We have not yet started recruiting however I do hear that Emory is very strong in placements and relationships with good companies. If you can handle the disorganization and irritation of the administration of the program itself, I imagine you will get placed very well through the recruitment process.

I do not have any confidence in how well I will be prepared to take on a higher level consulting or managerial position after this program though.


Overall BSchool experience (2.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Alumni Network
Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Culture & Student Support


June 24, 2018
Ritace

I am planning to do my mba in IT from georgia tech. Is it that bad? As i surf around , many good website and student experience calim it is the best mba for IT. What are your thoughts?

June 25, 2018
bb

It seems the the poster is suggesting that Emory where they are attending is not great and they are advocating Georgia Tech instead

June 25, 2018
annamel

Hi Ritace - Yes, bb is correct. The review is not for Georgia Tech, it is for Emory. I have several acquaintances who are either currently in the GT program or have finished it, and they had a good experience there.

June 27, 2018
mcwalcott

"my classmates are for the most part incredibly talented individuals... I have learned much more from them than I have from *most* of my classes." aaaaaand gives 2 stars... bizarre

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